Monday, May 28, 2012

Men In Black 3

The big question about this movie is why? It's been 14 years since the original one and a decade since the disappointing sequel. Will Smith is getting a little old for the smart-mouth bit.

Fortunately this movie avoids the problems of Men in Black 2. The first sequel rehashed scenes from the original movie and expanded throw-away characters rather than come up with anything new. MiB3 manage a lot more originality. It also features James Brolin doing a dead-on imitation of Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K.

The villain, Boris the Beast, is menacing enough. His goal is to go back in time, kill Agent K, and destroy the Earth. J has to follow.

One goal of the movie is to give some depth to K's character by showing him when he was more open. In contrast, J's character barely grows.

The movie does not manage to recreate the wonder of the original but it is entertaining and throws in many new twists.

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